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Being human in God's world : an Old Testament theology of humanity

Author: J G McConville
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Biblical Perspective on What It Means to Be Human This major work by a widely respected Old Testament scholar and theologian unpacks a biblical perspective on fundamental questions of what it means to be human. J. Gordon McConville explores how a biblical view of humanity provides a foundation for Christian reflection on ethics, economics, politics, and church life and practice. The book shows that the Old  Read more...
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McConville, J.G. (J. Gordon).
Being human in God's world.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2016]
(DLC) 2016007736
(OCoLC)922911912
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J G McConville
ISBN: 9781493404421 1493404423
OCLC Number: 960638843
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Contents: Introduction: On thinking about being human --
Humanity in the image of God (Imago Dei) --
"Like God" in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2-3) --
The human "constitution" in the Old Testament --
The situated self --
The Old Testament's transformations and the "spiritual sense" --
Embodiments: place and memory --
The political self --
Male and female --
Work and creativity --
The Old Testament and human formation: the Psalms.
Responsibility: J. Gordon McConville.

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A leading Old Testament scholar unpacks a biblical perspective on fundamental questions of what it means to be human and the implications for Christian thinking and practice.  Read more...

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